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Category Archives: Cooking Techniques
Summer is almost here: Are you ready for some cooking outdoors? The tools we use to prepare and cook food outside is different that what we use indoors, and so requires a slightly different skill set. As Summer approaches, the barbecue beckons. Cold beer, balmy […]
- take classes,
- read books,
- keep up with Carma’s Cookery,
- and read cooking magazines.
The article below shares the author’s thoughts on the latter.
After the article, I’ve posted links to four of my favorite cooking magazines.
Healthy cooking has become a casualty to our fast-paced modern lifestyle. When time seems a luxury, we are looking for easier options, like home-delivered burgers, pizzas, and other fast food from take-away eateries. Even the home cooking is now getting…
The traditional cookie-based pie crust is the graham cracker crust, which is essentially graham cracker crumbs and butter, sometimes with a bit of sugar and/or spice added in. (I usually leave out the sugar, because I don’t think I need the extra sweetness.) But you […]
So let’s get to it!
This means to bring any type of liquid to a boil. The boiling point is generally 212 degrees. Boiling is usually accomplished when bubbles have broken the surface of the liquid.
When you see this in a cookbook, it is generally telling you that you will need to remove any bones from the meat.
With this cooking technique, you brown the meat first and then place it in a pot with liquid. Then you tightly cover the pot and slowly cook the meat.
1. Keep your cooking area clean.
A cluttered kitchen can lead to adding the wrong ingredients. Worse, if the kitchen is not clean, it could lead to disease. You should disinfect the counters and any other surfaces you’ll be using, such as cutting boards, before and after preparing a meal. This is especially true if you are cooking poultry or any type of raw meat.